Sing, sing a song …
Jenn over at You Know… that Blog? has me thinking about singing again. I’ve been singing most of my life – in and out of choirs – and I miss it. I never seem to miss it enough to haul my butt over to a local choir, though.
My last attempt at a choir was a Sweet Adeline barbershop group – The Lions Gate Chorus. Believe me, they are absolutely awesome and talented. I never felt like I fit in!! (They would argue that, I’m sure). But really I think it was because I didn’t “get” barbershop. It’s a certain style of singing and while it sounds wonderful, it’s not my favourite style to sing.
My favourite style is madrigals and church music, even though I’m not what you’d call religious. One choir I was in did madrigals nearly exclusively … and I was in heaven!!
I’d really love to see if there’s a way to combine the music of the madrigals with the fun, the expression, and the movement of Sweet Adeline Barbershop. I always had so much fun doing barbershop, even if what I was singing didn’t excite me.
But now Jenn has inspired me… maybe I just need to find some people nearby who just love to sing, too, and will sing with me. Maybe they’ll even love madrigals like I do.